SUSE 10.1 not recognizing RAID?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by JimmiJames, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. JimmiJames

    JimmiJames New Member

    I'm installing SUSE 10.1 on an Intel P4 server platform with SATA drives.

    I created a RAID 1 in the BIOS but the SUSE installation is able the see the 2 drives. Since it's a RAID 1 shouldn't it see only 1 drive?

    Is this normal with linux or is the RAID not working?
  2. keybd_user

    keybd_user Member


    Did you check the Hardware compatibilty list to make sure SuSE 10.1 has the drivers for your RAID controller.
    I am assuming it is a onboard controller. If so there might not be a driver for Linux so it will not recognize your setup.
    Another thing: onboard Raid controllers are not exactly Hardware Raid controllers.
    I advise you to buy a real SATAII 3Ware 9550 class RAID controller.
    Kernel 2.6.14 and latter already have the driver support. ( SuSE 10.1 is kernel 2.6.16 I installed one with no problem! Works like a charm.)

    Pedro + years and No one -----> NO ONE <------ ... complained about Pluto's orbit excentricity or tilt (non-equatorial orbit ) ... and after all this time a bunch of guys with nothing to do decide Pluto is not a Planet !!!
    Something is really wrong on This Planet ...
  3. JimmiJames

    JimmiJames New Member

    Thx for the reply.

    I was reading about RAID controllers and like you said, linux sees onboard RAIDs as software RAID or fake RAIDs, so it looks like it wasn't a driver problem.

    My distributors don't carry 3ware but instead i'll get the Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 2420SA which is included in the latest Kernel.

Share This Page